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Humphrey promises flood fix


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Humphrey promises flood fix
Beckles Road, St Michael, was left flooded following a 15-minute downpour yesterday afternoon. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

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Residents in Browne’s Avenue, Bayville, St Michael, will soon be able to exhale, as repair work to deal with ongoing flooding is set to start soon.

That was disclosed by Member of Parliament for St Michael South Kirk Humphrey following a tour with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs Wilfred Abrahams, and a team from the Drainage Division on Monday night.

The torrential rains, which dumped between 20 to 40mm, prompted the Barbados Meteorological Office to issue a flash-flood warning as thunder and lightning lit up the evening sky.

Humphrey, who acknowledged his constituency was prone to heavy flooding, said the team was on the ground from about 10 p.m. Monday to about 2 a.m. yesterday.

“Browne’s Avenue was flooded and Prime Minister Mottley, Minister Abrahams and a team from the [Drainage Division] was on-site to see the level of inconvenience caused by the water. The contract for road repairs at Browne’s Avenue has been allocated and will be started very soon, so that this will be the last season that residents there are dealing with this flooding,” he told the MIDWEEK NATION. (RA)

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